Everyone wants to own a property that makes people envious when they pass it in the street. However, there are some simple ways to do it, like hiding the bins around the back so they aren’t the first thing people see when they’re walking past.
As a homeowner, there is plenty you can do to your property to improve curb appeal and make it the envy of the neighborhood.
Keep Your Garden Neat
If you have a front-facing garden, even if it’s the size of a postage stamp, keep it neat and tidy. That includes keeping the grass trimmed. You don’t need to be an expert gardener or have a green thumb to do it. You could add some potted plants or some shrubbery.
Manicured gardens that are maintained well always look better than places that have overgrown weeds and junk sitting in front of their house.
This idea extends to the path, too; if there are any cracked paving stones, you can replace them with new ones or power the path to clear it of any weeds, moss, or dirt.
If you’re looking to sell your property, taking the time to ensure the garden looks well kept will leave an impression with potential buyers and is an excellent low-cost way to show off your home.
Update Your Garage Door
Garage doors can be a huge part of the exterior of your property, yet we often overlook them when adding curb appeal. A grotty door covered in moss, stains, or dirt will not leave people with a good first impression of your property.
However, a roller garage door looks smart and neat while functioning better for your home. They provide better insulation, and an automated garage door can be opened from inside your car – meaning you don’t have to get out in the rain to open your garage and store your vehicle securely.
Getting a new garage door is an excellent way to make a statement with your property, adding curb appeal and keeping it looking neat and clean.
Paint Your Front Door
The front door is also the first sign to potential buyers about how well the home is maintained and makes an impression on passers-by and your neighbors. Having a vibrant front door that makes a statement has better curb appeal than a drab and old door with peeling paint or looks old and broken.
When you drive down a street, the front door is often one of the first things you look at in a home. A neat door that’s properly maintained, painted well, and clear of any stains or debris looks far smarter.
Maintain Front Facing Windows
Your front-facing windows should always look pristine if you want to add curb appeal to your property. This can involve something low-cost and simple like washing the windows (which you can do yourself or pay a window cleaner to come and do it).
Sparkling glass can add plenty of curb appeal, but it’s pointless if the window frames have paint peeling or look like they’re rotting away. Repainting the frames or having someone repair any gaps will improve curb appeal, especially if you choose a bright color that makes your property stand out – and it can match the front door you’ve painted if you follow the step above.
Having your window frames regularly maintained doesn’t just help with curb appeal, but it prevents leaks and gaps from appearing, saving you money in your heating bills long-term. So there’s no reason not to do it!
Revamp The Exterior
There are a few aspects of giving the exterior of your property a refresh. First, you can clear away the gutters, get rid of any moss growing on the roof, and fix anything that’s broken. Then you’ve got to look at the house’s actual stonework or cladding. Does it need to be refreshed?
Unfortunately, with our constantly wet climate in the UK, it’s common for properties to show up dark stains or streaks down the outside. The severity will depend on what sort of material coats the exterior of your home; some show up far worse than others.
Completely re-cladding a home can cost thousands of pounds, but there are other ways to do it too. If your house is painted, you can buy exterior house paint at most hardware stores and give your home an extra coat. A brand new paint job is the cheaper option but can still add plenty of value and curb appeal to your property.